Top Growing Occupations

By Steven Galvin - Last update


Get Daily news and updates directly to your Email




Today, the Skills & Labour Market Research Unit in SOLAS published a new report,  “Shifting Sands Navigating the patterns emerging in the Irish labour market post-COVID-19”. The report examines changes in the workforce landscape in Ireland and includes a spotlight on the top growing  occupations

SOLAS is the Further Education and Training Authority in Ireland. The Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in SOLAS is a central data gathering, analytical and research resource to monitor the supply and demand of skills in Ireland’s labour market. The Unit supports the work of SOLAS, the National Skills Council as well as other government bodies. The National Skills Bulletin, published annually, is the Unit’s key output, summarising labour market trends at occupational level and identifying skills shortages and difficult-to-fill vacancies.

Top Growing Occupations

This report includes a list of Top Growing Occupations which we thought we’d take a look. Are you looking to start your career in a growing industry or maybe you’re looking to upskill within that industry or perhaps, like many, you’re looking to change industries and looking for a fresh start. The list is a great insight into top growing occupations and we provide you with links to all the courses you need to be able to get into the industry and get the job you’re looking for.

According to the report, Top Growing Occupations are those that show a large increase in market share, which demonstrates an increasing importance in today’s economy and makes these occupations good bets for job-seekers. 

For each of these occupations, the list includes the top 5 skills requested by employers. 

Top occupations can be found across an array of industries, including Business Management and Operations, Manufacturing and Production and Healthcare. 

Common skills across these occupations include customer service, budgeting, project management and data related skills. 

Industry Occupation Skills
 

Transportation 

 

Delivery Driver Customer Service, Forklift Operation, Product Sales, Sorting, Heavy Lifting
Construction, Extraction, and Architecture Electrician Electrical Work, Wiring, Predictive / Preventative Maintenance, Electrical Systems, Customer Service
 

Transportation 

 

Truck Driver Haulage, Customer Service, Forklift Operation, Product Sales, Logistics
 

Healthcare

 

Nursing Assistant Patient Care, Working With Patient And/Or Condition: Mental Health, Care Planning, Dementia knowledge, Midwifery
 

Business Management &

Operations

Labourer / Warehouse Worker Forklift Operation, Cleaning, Sorting, Heavy Lifting, Customer Service
 

Manufacturing and Production

 

Manufacturing Machine Operator Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Machining, Packaging, Cleaning, Engineering Drawings
 

Hospitality, Food & Tourism

 

Restaurant / Food Service Supervisor Customer Service, Restaurant Management, Budgeting, Staff Management, Cost Control
Sales Retail Sales Associate  

Sales, Customer Service, Retail Industry Knowledge, Retail Sales, Product Sales

 

 

 

Manufacturing and Production

 

Production Worker  

Cleaning, Packaging, Quality Assurance and Control, Production Planning, Hand Tools

 

Information Technology

 

Data Engineer  

SQL, Python, Extraction Transformation and Loading (ETL), Data Engineering, Pipeline (Computing)

 

Marketing and Public Relations

Product Manager  

 

Product Management, Product Development, Product Sales, Stakeholder Management, Project Management

 

 

Sales

 

Retail Store Manager / Supervisor  

 

Store Management, Retail Industry Knowledge, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Retail Management, Customer Service

 

 

Construction, Extraction, and Architecture

Construction Manager  

 

Project Management, Budgeting, Construction Management, Site and Study Management, Customer Service

 

Planning and Analysis Medical Scientist  

 

Pathology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Quality Assurance and Control, Haematology

 

Science and Research Researcher / Research Associate  

 

User Research, Market Research, Experiments, Data Analysis, Project Management

 

Maintenance, Repair, and Installation Repair / Service Technician  

 

Customer Service, Technical Support, Mechanical Engineering, Predictive / Preventative Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance

 

Community and Social Services Social Care Worker  

 

Social Work, Child Protection, Working With Patient And/Or Condition: Mental Health, Care Planning, Family Support

 

Business Management and Operations Storage / Distribution Manager  

 

Warehouse Management, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Budgeting, Project Management, Stakeholder Management

 

Healthcare Home Health Aide Care Planning, Senior Care, Meal Preparation, Home Care, Dementia knowledge

 


If you’re looking to get your career on track, don’t miss Jobs Expo – Ireland’s leading careers fair where you can meet leading employers from all sectors with real job vacancies


Steven Galvin

UCC Live Q&A For CAO Applicants
Quality is a Habit!


Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

We'd love to send you the latest news and articles about evening classes, further learning and adult education by email. We'll always treat your personal details with the utmost care and will never sell them to other companies for marketing purposes.

Comments and Reviews Policy